MNR Cleminsons

Northsider

Northsider

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I suspect that those little linkages between the end units and the middle section are quite important.

Rik
Yes, they are effectively what makes the mechanism work; but they don't seem to need to be that accurate -I marked them out carefully, but they aren't to model engineering standards. There's a bit of play in the linkage, and also between the sliding truck and its guides: a rattle fit!
 
Northsider

Northsider

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Footboards, grab handles, couplings and side chains all fitted, it was time for testing. Would it run OK?
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I was expecting the odd teething problem...but it all went perfectly.
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There was much discussion in the station yard afterwards...
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PhilP

PhilP

G Scale, 7/8th's, Electronics
5 Jun 2013
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Tamworth, Staffs.
Wow!
That first picture is very 1:1.. :)